Madoxx Ssemanda Sematimba

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Madoxx Ssemanda Sematimba

Madoxx Ssemanda Sematimba is the stage name for the Ugandan roots reggae musician David Amon Ssemanda Ssematimba.[1] He is popular in Uganda for his reggae ballads in Luganda, lives in Kampala, Uganda.[2]

Early life[edit]

Ssematimba was born in Kampala in 1972. One of Uganda's Music Legends who have contributed so much to the Uganda's Music industry. He attended Makonzi Boarding Primary School and Busoga College Mwiri. Before choosing a path in music, Ssematimba worked as a primary school teacher. He relocated to Stockholm, Sweden in 1991, when he was 21 years old. While performing in night-clubs to pay for his computer studies, he met Kenneth "Mafo" Ssejjemba Magoye, a fellow musician, who introduced him to Aggrey Ssembatya, the proprietor of Small Axe Productions. He moved to Gothenburg where he eventually began work on his albums at Small Axe Studios. He wrote, composed, arranged, programmed, performed, co-mixed and produced all the songs on the albums while Aggrey engineered and co-mixed the albums.


Maddox is a reggae musician who sings in Luganda. Released in 2000, Madoxx's first album named Tukolagane included the singles "Namagembe", "Tukolagane", "Omukwano Gwafe" and "Eddembe" .[3] He followed up in 2006 with the album Abato, with singles like "Nakatudde", "Leka Nkulage", "Easy" and "Wansonyi".[4] Influenced by Gregory Isaacs and Israel Vibration to name but a few.[5] He continued to perform until 2009 when he returned to Uganda,[6] but had reportedly left the music business a year later.[7] Since 2014 Maddox has been performing locally.[8] He has two children.[9]


  • Tukolagane, 2001
  • Abato, 2006


  1. ^ "Maddox Sematimba: I love music but miss my family". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Reggae made in Uganda". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Maddox Sematimba Arrested. – Red Pepper Uganda". Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  4. ^ "What songs made the hit list in 2007?". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ ♫ Abato - Madoxx. Listen @cdbaby, retrieved 2016-10-07
  6. ^ "Bayimba festival ready for second round". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  7. ^ Eupal, Felix. "Star Trail: Maddox now chapatti seller". Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  8. ^ "Maddox Sematimba: I love music but miss my family". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  9. ^ Ndyabahika, Davidson (2016-06-09). "Ugandan Music Hero: Madoxx Sematimba the Ugandan reggae Master". TheSpyNews. Retrieved 2016-10-07.

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